Norberg, Donald 96

Donald Layton Norberg of South Haven passed away at the Cokato Manor on November 18, 2021 at the age of 96.  A private family graveside service will be held at the Sunset Cemetery, French Lake Township.

Donald Layton Norberg was born September 22, 1925 to John and Alma (Engstrom) Norberg.  He was born in the same house where he resided for nearly 90 years.  He attended Happy Corner Country School through the eighth grade, and then Cokato High School.  After his dad passed away he quit school to help on the family farm, which he eventually purchased.

He married Pauline Benson in 1944.  Together they made their home on the farm and raised their family, plus several foster children. He milked cows, raised feeder pigs and farmed the land.  He was a hard-working farmer.  When they retired, they traveled with the Mobile Missionaries Assistance Program (MMAP) and the MN Christian Campers.  Pauline passed away in 1992.

In 1998 he married LuElla M. Halverson.  They too lived on the farm.  They enjoyed traveling, camping and various church activities.  They felt blessed to spend their winters at the Bibleville Conference Center, Alamo, TX.  LuElla passed away in 2017.

He had deep roots in French Lake Township, yet he loved to travel the world.  He visited China, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.  Through all these countries, and across the United States he ministered to people by handing out tracks (pamphlets) of God’s word.

He is survived by those he prayed for diligently, his children; Steve & Mickee Norberg (San Diego, CA), David & Kim Norberg (Reno, NV), Sharon & Roger Henry, (Billings, MT), Ruth & Larry Bachmeier (Big Lake), Kay & Gary DeSmith (Dassel). He is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren.

He was a man of steadfast faith in God.  He looked forward to the glorious day he would go to heaven.  He is rejoicing to be there now.